Technical Publications

Estimation of Most Probable Maximum From Short-Duration or Undersampled Time-Series Data

Agarwal, P., Bhalla, K., Walker, W.

ABSTRACT: The most probable maximum (MPM) is the extreme value statistic commonly used in the offshore industry. The extreme value of vessel...
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Repair and Intervention of HPHT Flowlines

Ayers, R., Gage, E., Rebello, A., Wilson, I.

ABSTRACT: The objective of this paper is to report progress and recent findings related to the remediation of damaged high-pressure,...
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Dynamic Risers for Floating Production System API Standard 2RD, 2nd Edition

Garret, D.L.

ABSTRACT: Since the first edition of API RP 2RD, Recommended Practice for Design of Risers for Floating Production Systems (FPSs) and Tensioned-Leg...
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Assessing Uncertainties in Wellhead System Fatigue Life Prediction

Bhalla, K., Hamilton, M., San Pedro, R.

ABSTRACT: This paper examines sources of uncertainty in present analysis methodologies used for the prediction of wellhead system fatigue lives. ...
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Exploring the Benefits of Wellhead Fatigue Monitoring

Agarwal, P., Kluk, D.J., McNeill, S.

ABSTRACT: This paper examines the benefits achieved through fatigue monitoring of wellheads.  As an introduction, conservatisms in analytical...
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Key Considerations in the Assessment of Pipeline Spans

Dotson, R., Matta, L.

ABSTRACT: Operators are often faced with the challenge of operating pipelines having unintended free spans. These free spans may be discovered during...
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Topsides Analysis for Damage Assessment and Repair

Ross, G.

ABSTRACT: During Hurricane Ike, the drilling rig on the Mad Dog Spar was lost. When the rig was lost, the rig exited the platform to the west,...
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Testing Results: Erosion Testing Confirms the Reliability of the Fluidic Diode Type Autonomous Inflow Control Device

Tayloe, G.L., Greci, S., Least, B.

ABSTRACT: Inflow Control Devices (ICDs) have become a common technology in horizontal completions for balancing oil influx and delaying water and...
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Intentional Destructive Testing: A Means for Establishing Mechanical Integrity

Alexander, C.R., Vyvial, B.

ABSTRACT: Pipeline operators have at their disposal multiple resources for evaluating the integrity of identified features and anomalies. With...
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Pipeline Repair of Corrosion and Dents: A Comparison of Composite Repairs and Steel Sleeves

Alexander, C.R., Vyvial, B

ABSTRACT: When pipeline repairs are made on high pressure onshore transmission pipelines, in modern times repairs typically involve steel sleeves...
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Brittle Fracture Assessments of Offshore PSVs

Subramanian, K., Penso, J., McVinnie, G., Garic, G.

ABSTRACT: Pressure safety relief valve needs to be designed and operated to assure metal temperatures are not lower than the Minimum Allowable...
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Intentional Destructive Testing: Establishing Mechanical Integrity in Plants, Facilities, and Pipelines

Alexander, C.R., Vyvial, B.

ABSTRACT: Operators of plants, facilities, and pipelines have at their disposal multiple resources for evaluating the integrity of identified...
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